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New to SoHo2 in May

Gentleman Jack, a BBC drama series about Britain’s “first modern lesbian”, will premiere next month on SoHo2 (9.30 Wednesdays from May 1). From award-winning writer Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax), it’s the true story of Anne Lister (Suranne Jones), who turned gender norms on their head in 1832 Yorkshire. The charismatic and swashbuckling Lister […]

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Critical Condition: Riviera

Riviera | Sky Box Sets, from 7.30 Thursday & Monday ➢ “There’s nothing radical or challenging about Riviera: It efficiently combines elements of soap operas, murder mysteries and thrillers, and, as the frosting on top, it gives viewers a peek at the luxurious lives of the oligarch-adjacent global elite. Designer gowns, devastatingly expensive paintings, drop-dead […]

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Critical Condition: McMafia

McMafia | Amazon Prime, from Tuesday ➢ “McMafia is an ambitious drama, spanning the globe, promising to be complex in its exploration of 21st-century organised crime and based on the 2008 book of the same name. Yet the first half felt stuck in second gear and merely like a procession of unpleasant rich men about […]

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Sky Box Sets for January

Sky Box Sets premieres for January include the thriller Riviera and seasons three of Dark Matter and four of Vikings. The Hollywood Reporter summed up Riviera, which stars Julia Stiles a billionaire’s widow who uncovers the dark underbelly of their Vanity Fair lifestyle, as “eye candy that’s not worth the calories”: Having seen three episodes […]

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